On the Town: Nearly 140 turn out for Hatch opening night
On Feb. 28, nearly 140 people attended the opening night of Hatch, a creative-reuse art festival, at the Indi Go Art Co-op. Special guest Nancy Judd of Santa Fe, New Mexico, served as the festival artist-in-residence. Judd is the owner of RecycleRunway.com and advocates for a greener world through trash fashion. The juried show featured artists from around the Midwest that were required to have more than 75 percent of their work created with repurposed materials.
Hatch is produced by The I.D.E.A. Store, a Champaign-based creative-reuse marketplace and social earned-income enterprise of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation.
This is the second year of Hatch, which is held over a span of three weekends and two weeks.
The festival features many events, including a juried art fair and juried art exhibition, special lectures, music and an artist-in-residence who works with local school children and provides workshops to the public while visiting. Other highlights include the Hatch Trashion Show, (re)music and the Hatch Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15 at the Savoy Recreation Center.
A full schedule of events and more information is available at http://www.abouthatch.org.